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After a very short drive... only 2 horse found ourselves in Shigatse, which he second largest city in Tibet, and has the Panchen Lamas summer palace, a fort and a large monastery where all the previous Panchen Lamas are buried in their massive gold tombs... well number 10 has his own (he was the one accepted by the Chinese and stayed in Tibet, he died in 1989 of a car crash, number 11 is in India) an the rest if them share one as it sounded like ...
... often a holy number of
times such as 3, 27, or 108 times. In Lhasa I’d see thousands of people walking
the Kora around the Jokhang Temple and the Potala, but in Shigatse before dusk
there were likely just many hundreds, many carrying and spinning hand held
prayer wheels, many praying, some spinning all the payer wheels in the wall, a
few wearing kneepads and gloves traveling prostating themselves for the entire
... still confused from this behavior, but at least this time he advised us. The food in the restaurant was really good, we couldn't decide, for one time there was so many different choices! At the end, we went for a momo potatoes, that actually are just normal croquettes of potatoes, and chopsuey, fried noodles with vegetables and delicious sauce! Shopping tibetan style Then we basically had the all afternoon free and we decided to take it ...
... hills behind the monastery where you got a great view of the city and surrounding mountains. We also encountered many sheep, goats and stray dogs in the hills. After walking around the monastery we went for a walk through the local market where there was no shortage of goat for sale. They were butchering it on cardboard and hanging the meat with the occasional pile of heads that you had to walk around. It was interesting to see. We stopped at one shop to buy prayer flags to hang ...
... there waiting. One good thing is Big Will has a driving test tomorrow which he needs to do so I know I get a hotel bed tonight. I slept most of the day, lunch stop meant I could stretch out and Steve had lovely leftovers. Finally arrive at our hotel and it is really flash!!! This is not what we are used to at all. Shame I can’t enjoy it as I am just so ill. We get ...